'Blue Jay', a J40 Sailboat for Sale


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'Blue Jay' is a very nicely maintained J/Boats J40 which has undergone 2 refits in 2005 and 2015. She's hull #40 from 1987 and is currently berthed in Cadiz, Spain, ready for a sailing couple (or even a single-hander) to take her on her next bluewater sailing adventure...

'Blue Jay', a J40 Sailboat for Sale'Blue Jay', a J/40 Cruiser

'Blue Jay's sailing history under her current ownership...

  • Purchased in 2005
  • Caribbean Circumnavigation 2006 to 2008
  • Atlantic Crossing Caribbean to Europe 2008
  • Europe (Mediterranean) 2008 - 2015
  • Atlantic Crossing Europe to Caribbean and Back 2015 to 2016
  • Europe (Atlantic) since 2016

Hull and deck:

The aft-cockpit of a J/40 sailboatThe aft-cockpit
  • Baltek balsa laminate construction (composite)
  • ABS A-1 offshore Hull certification
  • Lead 6,500 lbs fin keel bolted & bonded to molded stub
  • Blue hull with white deck and beige non-skid - New Hull Paint in 2008 and 2017
  • Large cockpit locker to port
  • Propane cockpit locker to starboard 
  • Vertical aft anchor locker with hot/ cold cockpit shower and saltwater pressure water to starboard
  • 3 molded Dorade boxes with four chrome cowls & 2 stainless Dorade guards at mastbase - Cowls rechromed in 2017
  • Teak handrails on cabin trunk - New in 2013
  • Custom teak foldable cockpit table adjustable in two heights. Lower position converts cockpit to sunbed. - New in 2014
  • Four articulated hatches: 24x24 skylight, 19x19 forward cabin and 10x10s over aft cabin and head - New in 2009
  • Eleven opening ports on cabin trunk sides and facing aft into the cockpit - New in 2014
  • Mosquito screens for all portholes, hatches and stairway - New in 2014
The companionway on a J/40 sailboatThe mainhatch has two sets of washboards; one ventilated as shown here and a conventional secure version


Yanmar 3JH3E engine installation on a J40 sailboatYanmar 3JH3E
Village Marine Watermaker installation on a J40 sailboatVillage Marine VIP Little Wonder 200 GPD watermaker
  • Yanmar 3JH3E Model 2003, 3 cylinder 39HP diesel direct injection with fresh water cooling and control panel - Installed 2006; 2100 Hours
  • Morse single-lever engine shift and throttle control to port/ new spare Vetus Stainless Steel Monolever in Stock - New in 2006
  • PYI Packless Sealing System - New in 2015
  • 19” Maxprop 3 Blade folding propeller - Polished in 2015
  • Dockside fuel intake to port
  • Aquadrive CV Shaft - New in 2006
  • Edson 40” Wheel on binnacle with wheelbrake and Stainless Steel stanchions - Refurbished in 2017
  • 5” Ritchie SP5 Compass - New in 2006
  • Balanced spade rudder (JEFFA/ PYI lower and upper rudder stock bearings) - New bearings in 2008

Deck Hardware:

Short bowsprit for asymmetric spinaker on a J/40 sailboatCustom bowsprit for Code Zero and Gennaker
  • Harken mainsheet traveler with adjustable stops (German Cupper System)
  • Two Barient 24 self-tailing 2-speed winches for mainsheet system
  • Two Barient 28 self-tailing 2-speed primary cockpit winches
  • Two Barient 22 self-tailing 2-speed cabin trunk winches with Lewmar (2 x 3) stoppers/ clutches
  • Two Barient 22 self-tailing 2- speed mastbase winches with Lewmar (2 x 3) stoppers/ clutches
  • 2 Genoa slides/ tracks with 2 Schaefer cars each + 2 adjustable Pfeiffer cars and endplates
  • Electric anchor windlass Quick Antares 12V 1000W 8mm Gypsy (Cockpit Remote Control/ Up +Down) - New in 2017
  • Delta Anchor 35 lbs. bow anchor
  • Fortress #21 aluminum stern anchor
  • 200 feet 5/16’’ / 60m 9mm hi-tensile bow anchor chain - New in 2006
  • 18 feet 5/16’' / 6m 9mm hi tensile stern anchor chain - New in 2006
  • 250 feet 3/4 ‘’ / 75m 20mm anchor rope - New in 2006
  • Stainless double rail pull-/ pushpit
  • Stainless double rail stanchions with opening gate on port and starboard side All stanchions - New in 2013
  • Stainless transom swim ladder with teak steps
  • Stainless custom 2,5 feet / 0,8m bowsprit for code 0 and gennaker sailing - New in 2017
  • Sailomat 3040 self-steering servo windvane - Refurbished 2017

Spars & Rigging:

  • Kenyon Spars white, ESP coated aluminum mast with double airfoil spreaders
  • Second slide on mast for trysail
  • Navtec System V hydraulic panel - Refurbished in 2006
  • Navtec boom vang - New in 2006
  • Navtec backstay vang - Refurbished in 2017
  • 18 feet 3’' / 6 meter 75mm forespar spinnaker pole - New in 2006
  • Spinnaker gear package
  • Harken Mark II furling system - Refurbished in 2006
  • Second forestay with ABI quick adjust/ release foot - New stay in 2006
  • Two running backstays (spectra) with Garhauer fiddle/ fiddle with clam pulleys - New in 2006
  • Stainless steel standing rigging - New in 2006
  • Insulated backstay - New in 2006
  • Running Rigging - New in 2006


  • Full batten (5) mainsail with 3 reefpoints, loose foot, cross cut, 9,5 oz - New in 2014
  • Roller furling Genoa, Hydranet radial cut, 130%, high clew - New in 2015
  • Heavy Duty radial cut 12 oz roller furling 100% - Repaired in 2016
  • Heavy Duty cross cut 12 oz storm jib (selftacking on 2nd forestay) - New in 2006
  • Heavy Duty cross cut trysail - New in 2006
  • Doyle gennaker tri radial cut - New in 2016
  • Spinnaker sock - New in 2016

Navigation Instruments and Electronics:

Navigation Station on a J/40 sailboatThe navigation station is on the starboard side at the foot of the companionway
  • B&G Hornet 4 race pack with monitor at chart table and 3 cockpit repeaters - Refurbished in 2017
  • B&G Hecta depth monitor at chart table and cockpit repeater - Refurbished in 2017
  • B&G masthead unit, depth sound and log/ New additional spare - New in 2015
  • Raymarine E 120 GPS/ Radar Navigation System with M59259S 2KW radome - New in 2006/ refurbished in 2021
  • Gimballed self-levelling Radar mount (Stainless Steel) on Backstay - New in 2008
  • Autopilot with heavy duty hydraulic linear drive directly acting on rudder quadrant/ refurbished additional spare - New in 2017
  • Raymarine S3 Gyro Course Computer with ST6001 Autopilot Command - New in 2013
  • Icom IC- M 602 VHF radio. VHF antenna on masthead - New in 2006
  • Icom IC- 735 SSB/ Ham with Icom AH- 2 antenna modulator
  • Furuno D208 weather fax with active Furuno Fax-5 antenna - Refurbished in 2014
  • AIS Class B Transponder - New in 2015
  • Sony Radio/ CD, waterproof - New in 2009
  • Polyplanar waterproof 2 way speakers (2 in salon and 1 in each cabin) and cockpit speaker - New in 2006
  • Wall mounted barometer, ship’s clock and thermometer


A flexible solar panel on the dodger of a J/40 sailboatA 120watt solar panel mounted on the dodger...
A pair of flexible solar panels on the bimini of a J/40 sailboat...and two more on the bimini
  • 110V / 220V shore power 
  • 50 Amp battery charger/ equalizer with integrated 1500W 110V power inverter - New in 2006
  • One 220 AH deep cycle marine batterie on bank 1 (House) - New in 2020
  • Two 80 AH deep cycle marine batteries on bank 2 (Motor) - New in 2017
  • 12V/ 500W Silentwind wind generator on Aluminium post to port - New in 2015
  • 360W (3x 120W) Offgridtec Solar Panels (flexible) mounted on Bimini and Dodger (quick release via Tenax locks) - New in 2017
  • Three Bass electrical panels (1 shore, 1 main, 1 instruments) 
  • 110V receptacles to forepeak and aft cabin and head, salon, dinette, galley, chart table
  • Village Marine VIP Little Wonder 200 GPD watermaker - New 2006/ New filters 2016
  • Force 10 six gallon stainless steel water heater New 2006
  • Eight LED Brass cabin reading lights
  • Eight LED chrome ceiling lights with white and red bulbs with LED conversion
  • Two floor lights at chart table/ stairway and dinette area 
  • LED Navigation lights on rails and masthead, foredeck floodlight - New in 2014
  • Five Hella ventilators with speed regulation
  • All chain plates with lightning grounding


  • Marelon seacocks and double clamped hoses below waterline
  • Three additional seacocks and discharges (optional airconditioning, washer, dryer, etc.)
  • Hot and cold pressure water to galley, two heads with showers and cockpit shower
  • Shore water supply connection with 50 ft waterhose
  • Electrical high pressure saltwater wash down to aft anchor locker with 50ft spiral hose - Refurbished in 2014
  • Edson bilge pump (manual) in cockpit aft of wheel - Refurbished in 2015
  • Rule Mate automatic electric bilge pump, 2000 GPH - New in 2013
  • Whale Gulper 220 electric sump pumps for aft and forward head, 220 GPH each - New in 2013
  • Rheinstrom M50E diaphragm bilge pump with separate wiring and hosing system - New in 2013
  • Two Raritan PH-2 heads with 15 Gallon holding tank (aft head) and “Y” overboard discharge - Refurbished in 2013
  • Electrical waste water pump with separate discharge for aft holding tank - New in 2006
  • Two watertanks (50 Gallons each) under starboard settee and aft of aft cabin
  • 50 Gallon fuel tank under fwd cabin bed
  • Water pressurizing pump and tank under port settee - New in 2006
  • Seagull water purifier - New Filter in 2016
  • Dockside water inlet port/starboard


The saloon on a J/40 sailboatThe saloon, looking forward into the forepeak
  • L-shaped Galley to port
  • Large 24x36” chart table with chart storage, navigation equipment bin and cabinet to starboard
  • L-shaped settee to port with backrest storage compartments, settee converts to large double berth
  • Low cabinet/ engine cover
  • Normal settee to starboard with backrest storage compartments
  • Shelf and cabinets with 2 sliding doors each on port and starboard side
  • Main cabin table which folds up to main bulkhead with integrated bookshelf
  • Forecabin with v-berth, teak lined hanging lockers, bureau, book shelves and sail locker to bow
  • Forward head to port with private entrance from forecabin with shower, mirror and vanity cabinet
  • Aft cabin with large v-berth with filler section, teak lined hanging locker and bureau, additional cabinet aft
  • Aft head to port with shower, mirror, vanity cabinet and large wet hanging locker
  • Access to both, forward and aft chain/rope lockers at the end of stateroom berths
  • Varnished sole and teak interior - Refurbished in 2006/ 2013
  • Custom cushions and upholstery - New in 2006
  • Vinyl headliner - New in 2014


The galley on a J/40 sailboatThe galley sports a 3-burner stove, double sink and a fridge/freezer
  • Deep stainless steel sink with 2 bowls - New in 2006
  • Single-lever kitchen faucet with shower, filtered water faucet, watermaker faucet and footpump faucet - New in 2006
  • Force 10 stainless steel 3 burner LPG stove/oven, gimballed - New in 2006
  • Two Trident aluminum LPG gas bottles of 2,4 gallons / 9 liters each and electric solenoid - New in 2006
  • Microwave Oven 110V
  • Isotherm ASU 6.5 cu ft 12V refrigerator/ freezer (aircooled) with holding plate and double opening - New in 2016
  • Large dry goods storage cabinet with 2 sliding doors to port
  • Overhead hanging cabinet
  • Additional small items storage rack under hanging cabinet
  • Plate, bowl, glass and cup storage rack left of oven to aft
  • Two utensil drawers and storage cabinet left of oven to port
  • Storage under oven 
  • Formica counter tops


  • Inflatable tender, 4 pax, 7ft - New in 2012
  • Johnson 2,5 HP for stroke outboard motor with teak mounting bracket and additional fuel tank - New in 2012

Security & Safety:

  • Global Fix 406 Cat II Epirb Serviced in 2015
  • Two sets of flares and signal lights - New in 2015
  • Parachute storm anchor
  • Lifesling safety system
  • Lifering with safety pole and lighting - New in 2008
  • Aluminium emergency tiller
  • Five fire extinguishers (each cabin, galley, salon, motor) - Serviced in 2015
  • Eight blue vinyl Fenders 4 - New in 2009/ 4 - New in 2017

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